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Can I use mSATA SSD on Intel® NUC Board DE3815TYBE?

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Can I use mSATA SSD on Intel® NUC Board DE3815TYBE?

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Re: Can I use mSATA SSD on Intel® NUC Board DE3815TYBE?

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The short answer is No. In order for mSATA to be supported, a SATA lane needs to be routed to the mPCIe connector. Since the single mPCIe connector on TY was expressly intended for the support of a WiFi/BT module, no SATA lane was routed to it.

I suppose (though I have never seen one) that there is the possibility of a mPCIe SSD that includes its own PCIe SATA controller. Whether such a product would fit on the board is a question (it would need to be half-length (25mm)).

 

All this said, there is an alternative way to connect a mSATA SSD to the TY board. You can purchase adapters that allow a mSATA SSD to be connected to a SATA interface. Here is a link to one such adapter: http://www.amazon.com/Micro-SATA-Cables-MSATA-ADPT-Adapter/dp/B004YKJ5TE?psc=1 Amazon.com: mSATA to SATA Adapter. I have purchased a couple of these type of adapters myself - including this specific one - and have used them to connect mSATA SSDs to multiple NUCs, including TY. Here's another example if physical size of the adapter is an issue: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NJU294S?psc=1 Amazon.com: mSATA to SATA adapter (I haven't used this specific one, however).

 

Hope this helps,

 

...S

 

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Re: Can I use mSATA SSD on Intel® NUC Board DE3815TYBE?

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The short answer is No. In order for mSATA to be supported, a SATA lane needs to be routed to the mPCIe connector. Since the single mPCIe connector on TY was expressly intended for the support of a WiFi/BT module, no SATA lane was routed to it.

I suppose (though I have never seen one) that there is the possibility of a mPCIe SSD that includes its own PCIe SATA controller. Whether such a product would fit on the board is a question (it would need to be half-length (25mm)).

 

All this said, there is an alternative way to connect a mSATA SSD to the TY board. You can purchase adapters that allow a mSATA SSD to be connected to a SATA interface. Here is a link to one such adapter: http://www.amazon.com/Micro-SATA-Cables-MSATA-ADPT-Adapter/dp/B004YKJ5TE?psc=1 Amazon.com: mSATA to SATA Adapter. I have purchased a couple of these type of adapters myself - including this specific one - and have used them to connect mSATA SSDs to multiple NUCs, including TY. Here's another example if physical size of the adapter is an issue: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NJU294S?psc=1 Amazon.com: mSATA to SATA adapter (I haven't used this specific one, however).

 

Hope this helps,

 

...S

 

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